Stephen Colbert—the person, not the Comedy Central character—hosted a fundraiser for sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, who is running for Congress in South Carolina, over the weekend. Mediaite spotted video from the otherwise "relatively private" bowling alley event, in which Colbert offered a touching introduction of the sister he calls "Lulu." Highlights:
- "That guy that I play, he talks about politics all the time, and he has stuck his toe in the waters of American politics, and occasionally his finger in the eye of American politics. But I have actually never supported any candidate before. Now, obviously, Lulu is my sister, and if I did not support her my mother would be very mad. But I can wholeheartedly support Lulu not just from a brother's love ... The real reason I can support Lulu is how much I admire her and what she has done with her life."
- South Carolina would be lucky to have her "not just because she is hard-working and talented and intelligent and dedicated ... because she's sane! I love South Carolina, but we're a crazy state," Colbert said, citing as evidence the "the jaw-dropping fact that it is possible that Lulu's opponent will be the former governor of the Appalachian Trail."
Indeed, former Gov. Mark Sanford appears to be the Republican frontrunner, Slate